Sicario 2: Soldado DVD Review


Good Morning Lovelies, 

It’s not often that a film’s sequel pays off. When the first feature is such a hit, it is a scary process for cast and viewers to bring back the characters that many have fallen for. Yet, Sicario 2: Soldado brings back the characters, minus Emily Blunt, in another gripping showdown that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Returning to lead the way, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro portray Graver (Brolin) and Gillick (Del Toro) again. The two CIA agents are back and this time they are working to save Mexico from the dark drug filled world that has taken over and the breakdown of a drug lord’s relationship with his child when she is taken away from him.

Graver and Gillick fight to reunite them leads this film, in a timely manner with the scary and real elements that are taking place in America right now. A clever creation from screenwriter Taylor Sheridan and director Stefano Sollima, as the pair use the terror of reality to play on the emotions of the audience when working on modern fear.

Emotions that are thrown all over the place, with a chilling bomb scene that will leave you feeling unsteady even when sitting in your seat, to the jokes and male bonding that the two leads go through. These characters and their stories have been built to stay with you and they do just that.

However, the film does slide with some of its narrative. With the news continuously highlighting cases similar to that in which they are tackling, there are moments were the realness slides and it seems as though the creators have failed to pick up on the sensibilities of the time. There is also a lot left to be said for the ending of the film, which lets down what the characters story had built.

However, with all this said, the clever mix of realism, personal stories and the hard hitting tropes in which the film follows make for a sequel that actually does the first film justice and with a great cast to go with it.

There so, I am giving the film…

4 Stars

Blog Soon, 
Joey X 

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